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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia; Wu, Jiaxi; Jen, Enyi; Maeda, Yukiko – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
This study is to investigate whether "My Class Activities" (MCA; Gentry & Gable, 2001a), an instrument developed to measure students' perceptions of their classroom activities, yields valid data when used with elementary students in China after translation into Chinese. The four factors measured by the instrument (Interest,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Class Activities
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Yang, Yang; Gentry, Marcia – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
To view giftedness research in a global context is an important and desirable attempt. Roland S. Persson (2012a), in the target article entitled Cultural Variation and Dominance in a Globalised Knowledge-Economy: Towards a Cultural-Sensitive Research Paradigm in the Science of Giftedness, delivers thought-provoking views in the cultural influences…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Global Approach, Academically Gifted, Gifted
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Miller, Rachelle; Gentry, Marcia – Gifted and Talented International, 2012
Do some individuals with gifts and talents hold special qualities that make them different from other people? Like Joan Freeman mentioned in "A Quality of Giftedness," individuals who display high quality gifts tend to be more recognizable, but they may not necessarily become productive adults. How do we find those students who may not…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Enrichment Activities, Low Income
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Gentry, Marcia – Gifted and Talented International, 2010
This article presents the author's brief comment on Hisham B. Ghassib's "Where Does Creativity Fit into a Productivist Industrial Model of Knowledge Production?" Ghassib (2010) takes the reader through an interesting history of human innovation and processes and situates his theory within a productivist model. The deliberate attention to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Human Capital, Economic Impact, Social Scientists
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Kim, HeeJung; Gentry, Marcia – Gifted and Talented International, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine Korean elementary teachers' knowledge of and interest in gifted education, in-service training needs, and perceptions of gifted education to provide implications for developing in-service teacher training programs. "Korean elementary teachers completed the survey, Korean Elementary Teachers:…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Academically Gifted, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers